Wah Fung Number One Fast Food 79 Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002

Wah Fung Number One Fast Food restaurant is a wonderful hole in the wall place for breakfast, lunch and dinner and their Chinese Roast Pork is excellent.

Wah Fung Number One Fast Food

79 Chrystie Street

New York, NY  10002



Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00am-7:00pm/Closed Mondays


I have visited Wah Fung Number One Fast Food Restaurant several times on recommendations from YouTube and reviews on TripAdvisor . It is considered to be one the best restaurants in New York City for Chinese Roast Pork and one of the cheapest (see my reviews on TripAdvisor).


Wah Fung has a simple menu

This tiny hole in the wall restaurant is located across the street from Sara Delano Roosevelt Park, a thin strip of park that separates Chinatown from the Lower East Side. The lines for food that are mentioned online are no exaggeration. The two times I visited during the week the lines were about ten deep but move very quickly. Everyone takes the food to go.

The food is wonderful if you like simple Chinese cooking. They have a set menu that is very reasonable. The restaurant specializes in simple roast meats including roast pork, chicken, duck and pig. The dishes and plate lunches can run anywhere between $4.00-$8.00 with sides of rice, noodles and cabbage. The prices depend on the size of dish you want and how many meats you decide to choose.


The Roast Pork is amazing!

My first trip to Wah Fung I ordered the Roast Pork and Roast Duck combination platter with a side of cabbage and a mound rice ($6.00). The meal was delicious. When I opened the steaming package of food it contained large cuts of lacquered roast dock with the bone in and hunks of deeply lacquered roast pork where the cuts were a rich red all the way through and an exterior sweetness to it.


The roasted meats are excellent and well spiced

You received what must be almost a pound of roast meat with rice and the portion size is large enough to cover both lunch and dinner. Just remember to dig out the bones on the duck.

The second trip to the restaurant I ordered a the small Roast Pork plate with rice (I nixed the cabbage) and for $4.00 was large enough for a full lunch. I received another large mound of white rice with almost the same size portion of chopped Roast Pork. All of the chopped meat is of nice size and has the richness of the pork with the sweetness of the soy/honey sauce that is lathered in it. They even add extra juice to add to the flavor.

This tiny hole in the wall store front has no seating and is strictly take out. On a nice day, take your order and sit on one of the benches in Sara Delano Park and watch the City go by in front of you. Eating on a sunny day in a park in New York City is a wonderful experience.

Don’t miss this delightful little take out restaurant that is popular with both the locals and tourists alike.

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Wah Fung No 1 Inc.

Author: jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.

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